Build Your Own Real Estate Listing Service with Ruby on Rails and Sphinx Part 1

In this tutorial we will use Ruby on Rails with the Sphinx search engine to build a small real estate listing service. We will use Sphinx to provide a google like free text search with results ordered by relevance.

This tutorial is splitted in two parts. In this first part it covers the preparation of the development stack and the implementation of the first feature with behavior driven development.

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